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Casino Barrière, Montreux

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Montreux Casino is a casino located in Montreux, Switzerland, on the shoreline of Lake Geneva. It has served as the venue for the Montreux Jazz Festival and was rebuilt following a 1971 fire memorialized in the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water". It is a property of Groupe Lucien Barrière.HistoryMontreux Casino was built in 1881 and had modifications made to it in 1903. Throughout the twentieth century, the site played host to many great symphony orchestras and well-known conductors. By the late 1960s, jazz, blues and rock artists began to perform there.In 1967 the Casino became the venue for the Montreux Jazz Festival, which was the brainchild of music promoter Claude Nobs. The festival was held there annually and lasted for three days. The highlights of this era were Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Evans, Nina Simone, Jan Garbarek, and Ella Fitzgerald. Originally featuring almost exclusively jazz artists, in the 1970s the festival began broadening its scope, including blues, soul, and rock artists. Some notable rock acts which performed at Montreux Casino in these years include Led Zeppelin (although they never performed at the festival itself), Pink Floyd and Deep Purple.
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  • Located in the Central area of Montreux, Lake Lemán, this casino is well served in terms of lighting, but does not have many machines or tables. The Bar is very attentive and helpful.
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  • We were 8 friends for my birthday. The worst brunch in my life. No butter, no jam, no milk, no grain. A potato salad not cooked, a lentil salad coming directly out of the Tin with a suspicious aftertaste. Miserable choice and quality of the "hot". In the end, they brought meringues with double cream but a yogurt accidule! In short, we ate anything. A big disappointment. Many customers have complained. Avoid at all cost.
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  • All machines are tickets. All the charm of hear the pieces fall from the machine has missing slot. In addition, small casual players, like us, know finally nor what they play, lose or win as long as they do not leave the scene. Which is probably intended. In short, no more charm. As playing in front of his computer. Fortunately there are restaurants
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  • Just a big gambling hall ...food is ok
  • Nice Queen museum. I strongly recommend to visit it.
  • The best casino
  • Average casino. Good to pass the time.
  • banned for winning less than 5000, lol! boycott places like this, please